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stevens, and abc's jon karl is standing by with this late news. jon? >> diane, this is ahead of a major congressional hearing tomorrow into what happened in that attack on our consulate in libya, and we are hearing new details, details that we have never heard before about what went down, and this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. now we are told there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy, of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on, and we are told they saw a large number of armed men coming in and approaching that compound. we're told it was a very complex attack without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history. we've never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else, we were told, by this senior state department official. so, diane, one other fascinating detail is that they still don't know how ambassador ste
martha raddatz. but we begin with abc's jonathan karl right now. jon? >> reporter: diane, it was an even harder fought than the presidential debate, but today, both men quickly hit the campaign trail, trying to take advantage of whatever momentum they can. fresh off the big debate, joe biden rallied supporters in wisconsin, paul ryan's home state. >> i am sure you observed last night, we had a little bit of a debate. >> reporter: ryan, out for a family breakfast in kentucky, seemed pleased, too. >> i feel great. >> reporter: it was a debate that sets the stage for the campaign's final month, laying out big differences on the central issues. like whether tax rates can be lowered without adding to the deficit. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely what we're proposing. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times, actually. >> it has never been done before. >> jack kennedy lowered tax rates, increased growth. ronald reagan -- >> oh, now you're jack kennedy? >> reporter: biden went right at ryan over
check about taxpayer dollars and how congress spends them. tonight, abc's jon karl brings us an exclusive first look at a report, which shows 100 ways in which congress is still wasting nearly $18 billion in taxpayer money. jon has our washington watchdog tonight. >> reporter: chances are when you think "nonprofit," you don't think the national football league. after all, the nfl pulled in more than $9 billion last year, but the league calls itself a nonprofit organization and avoids paying some $40 million in taxes every year. >> we have some of the biggest corporations in america paying no taxes whatsoever. you know something is wrong with the code. >> reporter: the nfl loophole is just one of the examples in senator tom coburn's new "wastebook 2012 report" on government waste. there's the $325,000 squirrel robot. it looks so real, it can fool a rattlesnake. the million dollar martian menu. no plans for a manned mission to mars, but nasa is spending nearly a million dollars a year researching the kind of food to eat there. and the lake murray airport in oklahoma, just one f
it, the secret service must have been on edge. >> they must have been, jon. so, you were telling me there was somebody else in the room that won, a surprising winner? >> reporter: yes, diane. the clear winner of last night's debate was jeremy epstein. as you recall, jeremy was that 20-year-old college student who asked the very first question about getting a job after he graduates. well, since then, "get jeremy a job" has been trending on twitter. a sign that his job prospects are up. and after the debate, he talked to both candidates, even got a promise out of mitt romney for a job after he gets out of college. but diane, i don't know if that will happen. jeremy told us he is no longer an undecided voter. if the election were today, he said he would vote for obama. >> oh, but talk about networking. thank you, jon, weighing in his own scorecard tonight. >>> we have more evidence tonight that the u.s. housing market is coming back to life. the number of new homes constructed in september jumped 15% in one month. and that is the fastest rate of new construction since the early days of
, the impressions, the jokes. and abc's jon karl shows us the perils. >> i can't, the third one, i can't. sorry. oops. >> reporter: some debate moments just don't need late-night comedians to be memorable. for the rest, there's "saturday night live." >> let me just sum up. on track. stay the course. 1,000 points of light. >> governor dukakis rebuttal. >> i can't believe i'm losing to this guy. >> reporter: over the years, the "snl" parodies have been more memorable sometimes than the debates themselves. >> can i call you joe? >> of course. >> okay, because i practiced a couple of zingers where i call you joe. >> okay. >> reporter: when you think of palin facing off against biden, you're probably most likely to think of this. >> you know, john mccain and i, we're a couple of mavericks, and gosh darn it, we're going to take that maverick energy right to washington and we're going to use it to fix this financial crisis. >> reporter: the real al gore was so stiff in his first debate -- >> i will put medicare and social security in a lockbox. >> reporter: -- his staff made him watch this. >> one of
with the unemployment number, saying talk like that, quote, should be confined to crazy town. diane? >> all right, jon karl reporting in from washington. >>> and there will be a lot more on all of this, sunday on "this week," george stephanopoulos will break it down with bill o'reilly, james carville and mary matalin. >>> and we turn next to new clues in the mystery surrounding the death of the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other americans in libya. there is a report that two men from tunisia were held for questioning in turkey. and abc news has a provocative document tonight. it is a request from the americans on the ground in libya for help with protection. it raises the question about the state department's response and abc's jake tapper shows us that document. >> reporter: the members of the u.s. military serving as a security support team at the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya, wanted to keep a small airplane in the country. according to a government source, that was so the team, charged with providing extra security at diplomatic posts, could travel more efficiently around the country
. abc's jon karl. >> reporter: ah, the vice presidency. two v.p.'s ended up on mt. rushmore. more than a dozen eventually became president. but let's be candid. the office of vice president has usually been the rodney dangerfield of american politics. >> no respect. i don't get no respect at all. >> reporter: just look at the tv show "veep." >> did the president call? >> no. >> no. >> reporter: julia louis-dreyfus plays a v.p. with almost nothing to do. it's not a new phenomenon. the very first veep dramatized on the hbo series "john adams" put it best. >> i am vice president, yes, and in this i am nothing, but i may be everything. >> reporter: over there years, there have been some sordid characters in the office. vice president tompkins, monroe's number two, was often so drunk presiding over the senate that congress refused to pay his full salary. vice president dan quayle had some real responsibilities but he may best be remembered for this ill-fated spelling lesson. >> potato. >> reporter: at the '92 v.p. debate, ross perot's running mate may have unwittingly spoken for all v.p.s.
and cannot do, and abc's jon karl has pored over the 21 pages. >> reporter: rock stars make all kinds of demands when they perform. van halen wants no brown m&ms in the dressing room. mariah carey insists on custom toilet paper, white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles. obama and romney have demands, too, all in a 21-page debate agreement. tonight, identical director's chairs and foot rests and they must stay in their predesignated area. no wandering around the stage like john mccain or charging your opponent like al gore. and like football, lots of coin tosses, which determines who gets the first question. past candidates had demands too. al gore worried about sweating. wanted the room 55 degrees, and michael dukakis, who you can see was quite a bit shorter and the elder george bush negotiated a little boost hidden beneath the carpet behind the podium. take a look at that again. as dukakis goes back behind the podium, he also gets up onto something the debate commission called the "pitcher's mound." and suddenly he's just about as tall as george bush. the obama/romney agreement s
was the administration's response so confusing? last night, comedian jon stewart took his turn. >> i would say even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people, as far as all of us being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> right. >> and we're going to fix it. and -- >> all of it. >> all of it. >> reporter: that remains a work in progress. the president has vowed to bring those responsible to justice, but although government officials suggest that members of the extremist group ansar al sharia were involved in the attack, a "new york times" reporter spent two hours on the patio of a crowded luxury hotel last night with a leader of that group, as he sipped a strawberry frappe. this afternoon, republicans in congress released new images from the compound where ambassador chris stevens and three had americans died, including earlier photos from previous attacks in benghazi, highlighting how precarious the security situation had been. they also released this chilling june cable from ambassador s
're probably right. >> and from capitol hill tonight, jonathan karl. thank you, jon. >>> and, there was news today about something american families trust to keep their children safe. school buses. a new investigation by our affiliate, wmar in baltimore. it shows school buses caught on tape, gunning it through red lights. abc's senior national correspondent jim avila has more. >> hug and kiss. >> reporter: parents trust them with precious lives. >> our bus driver is really good. so, i never seen speed. >> reporter: so, when moms and dads see pictures like this, school buses barrelling through red lights and caught hitting speeds 20 miles or more over the speed limit, it's shocking. >> potentially on our bus, 50 lives that you've just put in danger. >> reporter: this is baltimore, where our affiliate wmar-abc 2 investigated hundreds of speeding and red light camera violations, caught on tape. some of them had kids in the bus as it zoomed by the cameras. >> we were absolutely stunned by the number of tickets that we found. >> reporter: it's not just baltimore. our cincinnati affiliate bought a
is on "jay leno." >> what's this thing with trump? >> reporter: at a rally with katy perry and on jon stewart. >> i am doing great. >> reporter: like the fabled thief who said he robbed banks because that's where the money is, the obama campaign says the president is going where the voters are. such as "inside edition." >> "inside edition's" a really popular show. >> reporter: especially the young voters they need to win. the president often focuses on issues like student loans and contraception. the president, in our latest abc news/"washington post" poll, is winning almost two-thirds of voters under 30, and he needs them to turn out in droves. thus, this from the first lady on "jimmy kimmel" -- >> election day! election day! up and at 'em! >> reporter: actress lena dunham from the hbo series "girls" taped this web video ad about "your first time." >> you want to do it with a great guy. >> reporter: your first time voting, that is. and the randy nature of that web ad, of course, illustrates the potential downsides for the president that he risk being seen as unpresidential or unserious. one
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